There are few things more iconic in the cannabis world than the perfectly rolled joint. They’re easy to carry, fast to make, and deliver a hit of your favorite strain anytime the craving strikes. Unlike pipes and bongs, they never need cleaning and the rolling papers are affordable for every budget. While you can buy pre-rolled joints at the best dispensary in Denver, learning to roll your own can be the perfect way to showcase your skills and simplify your smoke sessions. Rolling the perfect joint can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you create perfect joints every time.
First Steps First
Before you can roll anything, you’ll need to find the right rolling papers. Contrary to popular belief, rolling papers meant for tobacco and those meant for marijuana are different. Cannabis rolling papers are thinner, helping to contain the loose bud and create that pinched perfection everyone expects.
Grind the Weed
It’s a common newbie mistake thinking you can roll a joint with some barely broken up bud. When the bud is still intact, it burns differently and you won’t get as strong of a hit with each puff. For best results, use a dedicated grinder
. However, if you’re looking to save money, you can grind or chop the weed with a sharp knife or scissors. Regardless of the method you use, make sure you get an even grind, but don’t overgrind. The finer the grind, the less flavor the joint will have.
Prepare the Paper
The rolling paper is the key to a good joint. Pull a single sheet out of the pack and crease it down the middle lengthwise. Make sure the glue side is facing up so you’ll have a way to seal off the joint. If you want to use a filter, place the rolled filter paper at one end of the joint. Then, carefully load the ground weed
into the creased section of the paper. It’s easiest if you load it with your fingers rather than tapping directly out of the grinder. Take care not to overfill the joint as you won’t be able to create a tight seal if it’s too full.
Getting the Right Roll
Rolling the paper takes a bit of practice, but it’s simple enough. Once the paper is loaded, pinch the two sides of the paper together. This will create a slight tube around the flower. Then, rub your fingers up and down, sliding the sides of the paper together. This helps compress the flower and forms the shape of the joint. Once it’s evenly spread and compacted, tuck the glue-free edge of the paper around the weed. Then, use your fingers to roll the joint up into a completed cylinder. Once the bottom paper covers the weed, lick the glue strip and roll the rest of the way. Use a pen to pack down the end of the joint and twist the remaining paper around the end and voila!
For more tips or to stock up on rolling papers and supplies, stop by Altitude Dispensary today.